"I liked the wood icing too, but when i saw it used a while back, i started to purchase some. The icing was reasonably priced, but if i remember correctly the shipping was very high. So, i used joint compound and it worked beautifully.
Also, you can…"
"Mo, i got some bitumen tar stuff from a car company here. The woman that gary recommended never had any. Guess she got bombarded or something. But i haven't used it yet. Now that you say that, i will read the label carefully before starting in…"
"Got patricia seg's new book today from amazon. Not sure how i feel about it. Will be anxious to see what some of you think. I expected more. Nothing really new and exciting. The tar part was just mixing tar with linseed oil and smearing it on.…"
"I am running out the door....but on that new magazine...... thank you michael,
At the very end there is an ad for encaustikos and if you email them and request a free sample of their new sticks, the will send you one. They cannot be very big, db has…"
"Wow, love all the new work. Everything got really quiet but now so much and so much eye candy. I have only used shellac a few times but do love the effect. Beautiful work posted. Gonna try the muliple layers when i can. It is already 100 degrees in…"
"Gosh, i saw this woman 15 years ago at HIA. And I bought some of the studio paper. Personal opinion, but she is really stretching the encaustic word. It is a heavy wax paper. It would be like calling crayon rubbings encaustic. But then maybe i am…"
So once i have my image printed onto transparency film, I take my Ezscreen silk screen which has been coated in light sensitive emulsion (These sheets come pre-coated so they are ready to use). Place it onto a black board, then place the transparency image on top (this part needs to be done in a dark room with no direct sunlight). I take it outside and expose it for 1 minute and 40 seconds (but time varies depending on time of day and strength of sunlight). After i have exposed the image i place it into a tub of water for around 5 - 8 minutes. Then i rinse the screen out under fast running water until the unexposed area (the black) washes away. I then expose the screen to the sun for a further 20mins to completely harden the light sensitive emulsion.
And this is the completed screen ready for printing. I simply use an old credit card to spread the ink over the screen making sure i do one complete full stroke across the screen (holding the credit card at a 45 degree angle). I immediately wash the screen out under fast flowing water and pat dry. I use fabric screen printing ink which washes out in water (which makes the process easy).
I love this product, their website is http://ezscreenprint.com/ (for full instructions and details on how to purchase this awesome product).